Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Mid and South Canterbury, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Mid and South Canterbury, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand by month

January

In January, Mid and South Canterbury is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Mid and South Canterbury, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

February

February in Mid and South Canterbury is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March for Mid and South Canterbury is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you go to Mid and South Canterbury in April, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

May

If you go to Mid and South Canterbury in May, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

June

June can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

July

In July, Mid and South Canterbury is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Mid and South Canterbury, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

August

August for Mid and South Canterbury is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

September

Traveling to Mid and South Canterbury in September, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

October

In October, Mid and South Canterbury is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Mid and South Canterbury, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat

November

November in Mid and South Canterbury is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

December in Mid and South Canterbury is balmy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mid and South Canterbury, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Mid and South Canterbury
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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